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Call for Artists

Applications are currently closed our inaugural artist-in-residence program, located at the M.T. Liggett Art Environment in Mullinville, Kansas. We invite artists and creatives of all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity to live and work on-site for 4-6 weeks in our community.  

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Residency Details



The selected Artists-in-Residence will live and work on-site at the M.T. Liggett Art Environment for 4-6 weeks. They will be provided with a fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment located at the Visitors Center, which includes kitchen and laundry facilities. Artists will have access to the shared studio space downstairs, onsite tools and materials, and outdoor acreage to pursue their work and research. See our Facilities Guide for details. Artists will also have access to the 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg, 11 miles east of the residency.


Artist Stipend

Artists will receive travel support of $1,000 maximum and a weekly artist stipend during their time in-residence for the 2024-2025 grant cycle. Residency funding is dependent on length of residency, grantmaking, and may fluctuate from year to year; we will offer details upon selection of resident artists. 

Responsibilities & Reciprocity

During your first week on-site, our team will work with you to schedule your community exchange hours. Artists-in-Residence will be asked to contribute 6-10 hours per week to the stewardship of arts in our community, in a way that best suits their practice and skills. These activities could include:

  • Volunteer one day/week to sit front desk at the Visitors Center

  • Work with our local team to do maintenance and repairs to M.T.’s sculptures (experienced metalworkers only)

  • Contribute weekly hours on groundskeeping/landscaping needs (seasonal)

  • Hosting a public engagement at the 5.4.7 Arts Center (artist talk, workshop, class, program)


Artists-in-residence will also be responsible for:

  • Contributing a work made while in residence to the permanent collection at the 5.4.7 Arts Center 


Selection Process



We encourage applications from all creative workers, regardless of the applicant’s background, focus, or specialty. This program is open to artists and creatives of all disciplines, including but not limited to: visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, media arts, musical arts, and multidisciplinary arts. Given the legacy of M.T.’s life and work, special consideration and preference will be given to self-taught artists, educators, military veterans, and first responders. Artists that work in metal and restoration will be given priority due to the environment and materials available at the residency. Applicants are expected to:

  • be 18 years of age or older at the time of the residency

  • have an interest in working in a rural context and community

  • show willingness to work with community members from a diverse range of social, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds

  • have an ability to work independently in a remote location

  • have a personal vehicle, driver’s license, and qualifying auto insurance (due to location and lack of access to public transportation)

*Due to the nature of the remote outdoor environment and insurance liabilities, we cannot accommodate children or pets at this residency program. The residency lodging is located on a second floor that is only accessible by staircase at this time. Please reach out if you would like to discuss clarification or exception.

*Those without English fluency may have difficulty communicating and navigating this residency program.

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